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tell (on)

verb

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1 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response
  • the pressure of final exams is beginning to tell on the students in the dorm

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2 to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities
  • detectives convinced the perpetrators in custody to tell on their associates

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“Tell (on).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tell%20%28on%29. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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